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  Not as bad as a spider-faced catOct 04, 2018 8:32 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:A creature of startling aspect crossed my path today:
 
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As far as I can tell by comparing it to photos on the Internet, that's a specimen—about an inch and a quarter across maybe, counting the legs (with the bright orange color, my first impression was of a tiny crab!)—of Araneus gemmoides, aka the Cat-faced Spider; perhaps you can see why it has that name from my photo, even though it's actually the back end of the spider that we're seeing there. ^..^ And it seems they are highly regarded by gardeners for their pest-eliminating prowess!
 
 
 
 
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